North Shore Kid Stories, Events, Activities, Camps and Recipes

The Treble Chorus of New England Presents "Mother's Day Spring Treats"

Come join Merrimack Valley's premiere children's chorus, Treble Chorus of New England , for a special Mother’s Day treat as they present their annual springtime concert under the artistic direction of Valerie J. Becker


See, touch, smell, hear, and taste science in new and exciting ways at the Cambr

Cambridge Science Festival 2014 hosts their annual Science Carnival at the Cambridge Public Library during April Vacation! See, touch, smell, hear, and taste science in new and exciting ways, and celebrate the kickoff of the Cambridge Science Festival 2014 at Noon! The 2014 Carnival will have 5 distinct themes: Earth & Space, Micro-Zone, No Limits, Game Corner and Robot Zoo!


Celebrate Spring in Newburyport on Memorial Day Weekend with the entire family!

The Newburyport Chamber of Commerce invites you to welcome Spring's arrival to Newburyport at the 2013 Spring Fest!  Held annually on Memorial Day Weekend in historic downtown Newburyport, Spring Fest is a two-day festival featuring great live music, art, fine crafts, food from Newburyport’s best restaurants and Kid’s Korner featuring entertainment for children and families.


Unplug and enjoy a traditional italian dinner witht the family at Andiamo!

Andiamo Restaurant invites families to unplug for a few hours to enjoy a traditional Sunday Italian Dinner! Put down the tablets, shut off the phones and bring your children to a great neighborhood restaurant in downtown Newburyport where you can reconnect through the original social network - the family dinner table! 


Wenham Museum, Draw Me a Story: Alphabets and Animals Exhibit. Visit Wenham Muse

For centuries children's books have provided an irreplaceable gateway to literature, art, and knowledge of the world. Come see the original artwork created by award winning illustrators that give words meaning and ideas life.

Featured Illustrators:

Location: Wenham Museum


Learn how NOT to be a victim of assault at from a fifth degree black belt!

Deb LaFrance of the Gloucester Uechi Karate Academy invites local women to an assault prevention seminar in Manchester-by-the-Sea! This safe, interactive seminar is designed to introduce you to the topic of personal safety. The focus will be on strategies to avoid assault and to explore foundational concepts of self-defense and conditioning. No fitness experience is necessary!


Crane Beach is offering discounted Crane Beach Parkking stickers to members!

This is the fourth year of the Crane Beach Parking Permit Sticker program, which is designed to offer visitors significant savings on beach parking during the 2014 season! Trustees members can purchase a parking sticker for just $55, now through March 31, 2014.


The Newburyport Farmers Winter Market is held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday

The Newburyport Farmers Market brings the market indoors for the Winter months and encourages people to come see what Newburyport has to offer! Fresh soups will warm you as you find great to local meat, fish & produce, listen to live music, and meet a community of people dedicated to bringing you fresh food year round!


The EarthPort Film Festival raises awareness of our rapidly changing climate.

The Firehouse Center for the Arts invites you to the 2014 Earth Port Festival - a collection of environmental short filmsfocusing on short films that create, discover, inspire, catalyze or document environmental action.

The intent of the festival is to demonstrate the power of film in communicating about important issues and is designed to include US and foreign, as well as student films.

Now in it’s 3rd year, the Earth Port Film Festival is well on it’s way to becoming an annual tradition! Films to be screened will be announced on Earth Day, April 22.

Proceeds from the Earth Port Film Festival will be used to support the training and development of Newburyport youth and adults in the art of communicating via film and video.


Learn about coffee from the baristas of ZUMI's at this 'Appleton Cooks' Session

Love coffee? Want to learn more about it? The good folks from ZUMI's, Ipswich’s favorite coffee shop, are coming to the farm kitchen to teach the art of coffee cupping. What is cupping you ask?  It’s a fun way to evaluate different characteristics of brewed coffee by taste and smell.

Location: Appleton Farms


PEM Maker Lounge is dedicated to creativity and innovation through hands-on expl

Peabody Essex Museum is excited to have families come see their new space at the museum designed just for innovation! The Maker Lounge is dedicated to creativity and innovation through hands-on exploration with technology, materials and ideas. It builds on PEM's tradition of bringing together new and inspiring objects from around the world and celebrating creative expression through human ingenuity. Tackle a design challenge or tinker with all kinds of materials from circuits to cardboard saws. Both energizing and relaxing, the space has music, iPads and universal phone chargers.


Where do insects go in the Winter?  Find out on this Wonder Walk at IRWS.

During the warmer months of the year, we see insects all around us. But don't be fooled--even in March insects are still with us in one form or another. Become an insect detective and join us for a few "buggy" activities inside, and then we will take a walk to search for hibernating and even some active insects.


World Series Champions. Red Sox Baseball Summer Camp in Beverly MA for Kids ages

Boston Red Sox Baseball Summer Camp offer children ages 5 – 13 of all abilities the ultimate Major League Camp Experience. Join fellow teammates for a week of top-notch baseball instruction combined with unforgettable moments such as meeting a current Red Sox player and a tour of the field at Fenway Park in a full Red Sox uniform.


The Annual Cape Ann Farmers Market fundraiser will be held April 6, 2014

The Cape Ann Farmers' Market will be holding their annual fundraiser this year at the Cape Ann Community Cinema! Join them for a dinner and movie at the cinema featuring the film 'Big Night', a movie about two immigrant brothers who gamble on one special night to save their failing restaurant .  Come enjoy the community spirit, share a movie and a meal and help support the Farmer's Market.


Baseball’s Cracker Jack Collection Authors are coming to the Manchester Public L

Meet the authors of The Cracker Jack Collection: Baseballs Prized Players Tom & Ellen Zappala. The Zappalas wrote about one of the greatest baseball card collections in the world. They will present player stories from their book that give a glimpse into the realities of life in the early 20th century, providing a journey through one of the most exciting eras in baseball history! If you're a fan of baseball, the history of the game or baseball memoriabelia you don't want to miss this!


Kids will build a MineCraft Adventure as part of a dev team at this Summer Camp

Do you have a Minecraft fan in your house? Here's a unique opportunity to turn their love of the game into a wonderful learning experience that fosters creativity, critical thinking and teamwork! This one week course is for kids ages 8-12, where the only requirements are the love of the game and the desire to craft more! This course is part of the Digital Media Academy at Harvard University course catalog for the Summer of 2014.


Stars are born, live for eons, and explode in a colorful display of gas & light.

At this time of the year, the night sky is in transition. Although the winter constellations are still on prominent display, they are slowly making their way offstage to the west. Meanwhile, the stars of early spring are entering from the east. What causes this seasonal variation, what are some of the better known stars and constellations, and what celestial treasures are there for you to enjoy through a telescope? This evening's program is intended to help you find out.


Turn off your digital devices and bring the family to the library for no-screen

Is there too much screen time going on in your household? Coordinated Family & Community Engagement of Hamilton-Wenham presents and evening of fun with music by Peter Stewart, arts and crafts, activities for all ages and an opportunity to visit with representatives from local schools and community members at our first annual Brain Building in Progress Week Celebration! For ages 0-8 with caregiver, older siblings are welcome. The first 50 families in the door will get books and a gift bag. For more info contact Lisa Cheney 978-468-5489


Make your own Hogwart's House Tie at Newburyport Public Library!

Harry Potter fans are invited to t this month's meeting of NPL's Teen Harry Potter fan club. This month, we will be making Hogwarts house ties! Please contact Jessica Hilbun, Teen Services Librarian, at 978-465-4428 ext. 246 or with any questions.


Help the Manchester Mothers Club and add a little silly to somebody's day!

The Manchester Mothers Club has a great fundraiser going on all month long in the towns of Manchester, Beverly, Gloucester and Essex during April! For just $20 ($25 to remain anonymous) they will send a flock of pink flamingos to decorate the location of your choice for a day. This is a lot of fun and people (especially kids) really get a laugh over being flocked! Flock your friends, relatives, coworkers or anybody that you think needs a little silly fun in their day!


Teens are invited to come make candy sushi at the Abbot Public Library

Abbot Public Library invites teens to stop by the library and make “sushi” – made with rice cereal treats and different candies. Use your imagination and see what crazy combinations you can come up with! No sign-ups necessary.


Ghostlight Chorus will perfrom FREE at Rockport's Shalin Liu Performance Center!

Ghostlight Chorus is an exceptional 16-member chamber choir who performs a varied repertoire of sacred and secular a cappella compositions from the 16th to the 21st centuries. Their performances range from cathedrals to concert halls to the PS1 Benefit at MoMA New York to a live performance with the Rolling Stones. The performance will include Rockport High School Madrigals and Chorus.


Kids will learn about butterfilies through art at Joppa Flats Education Center

There's always something wonderful to notice in nature's beauty, and we're here to help you make it all come to life through your own amazing works of art. Each series offers different themes and different materials to engage every young artist's budding creativity. Sign up for one class at a time, or come for the whole series. Move over, Michelangelo - make room for all our Joppa artist superstars!


Modern Dance Class for Teens with Jill Haney in Middleton MA

Modern dance is one of the most innovative dance forms around. From Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, and Charles Weidman, to Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Mark Morris, modern dance has pushed dance as an art form to its edges and beyond. Modern dance is for the curious and strong-minded dancer who wants to perform or choreograph something different.  Modern dance is for the artist who wants to innovate.

Jill Haney, teaches modern dance technique to 14-18 year olds at 4 technical levels, ranging from beginner to advanced. Jill welcomes teenagers with no dance training to advance levels of training.  Spring Session runs March 31-June 13, and Placement Classes for students with prior dance training will be held March 24, 25, and 26.

The Studio is a new dance studio located in Middleton, MA, and owned and operated by Jill Haney, a modern dancer who trained and danced in Tucson and San Francisco.  The facility is a wide open, warehouse space with 14 foot ceilings and an approximately 1200 square foot sprung floor.


Bring the kids and learn how to build a bluebird house at Mass Audubon's IRWS

Celebrate spring by building a bluebird house with your child. We’ll supply all the materials and instruction to build a nest box for bluebirds and tree swallows. These wonderful nest boxes also attract chickadees, tufted titmice, house wrens, and woodpeckers. A short slide presentation will introduce families to the natural history and behavior of birds in Massachusetts, and we’ll discuss where and how to place your nest box. Dress for the weather because we will take a short walk to look and listen for bluebirds.